“Artigiano” means artisan in Italian- a person immersed in a craft who through practice achieves excellence using their hands, head and heart in all that they create. This could not describe the coffees or talented baristas at Caffè Artigiano any.....

Grady Saunders, founder, and president of Heritage Coffee once said “A freshly brewed cup of coffee can warm a cold morning, cure the afternoon blahs, and provide a happy ending to a wonderful dinner. Friendships are nurtured over coffee​​​​​​​....

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Coffee Articles

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Who knew coffee tasting could be this fun? That’s exactly what we asked ourselves after our experience with “coffee cupping” at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters.....

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The Hawaiian island of Kauai, nicknamed “The Garden Isle”, is known for its unique geography and unparalleled natural beauty. With 97% of its land covered by verdant undeveloped mountain ranges and lush, tropical rainforests, Kauai truly is one of the most breathtaking islands in the....

Destination Articles

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It was raining as we boarded the car ferry from St. Thomas to St. John, one of the most beautiful of the U.S. Virgin Islands. In five minutes, the rain stopped and a rainbow appeared. 15 minutes later, we were arriving a world away from busier....

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Known as the gateway to the Sea of Cortez, La Paz (literally “The Peace” in Spanish) lies two hours north of Cabo and is Baja peninsula’s largest city.  Its relaxed breezy seaside port inspired John Steinbeck’s novel “The Pearl.” ......

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“You must visit Isla Mujeres,” a Mexican friend told us. "It’s a magical place.”

Spanish for “Island of Women” Isla Mujeres is a small archipelago in the Mexican Caribbean just 12.5 miles from Cancun. 

Accessible by ferry or boat from Puerto Juarez, a day trip to this captivating island and its bountiful nature is a must-do for those vacationing in Cancun or Riviera Maya.

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Herb Caen, San Francisco journalist once said “One day if I go to heaven… I’ll look around and say ‘It ain’t bad. But it ain’t San Francisco.'” Whether a first visit or a 50th, this beautiful, exciting and diverse town knows just how to do it right. It somehow manages to magically blend its colorful history with cosmopolitan.....

Food & Wine Articles

Food is religion in New Orleans, and this area is definitely one of America’s best-known culinary meccas.

The cuisine is distinctive, unique, rich and spicy all at the same time and heavily influenced by its Creole, Cajun, and African-American cultures. It’s no wonder so many famous chefs have come out of New Orleans to become ....

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A Wine Renaissance. That’s what San Diegans are calling it. A new and innovative approach is breathing new life in the local wine industry and it’s brought to the community as LJ Certified WinesLocated in the seaside neighborhood community...

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The historic gold mining town of Julian is probably best known for its homegrown apples and award-winning pies. But located just three miles from town, there’s another jeweled-find, an incredible restaurant called Jeremy’s On the ​​​​​​​....

The historic gold mining town of Julian is probably best known for its homegrown apples and award-winning pies. But located just three miles from town, there’s another jeweled-find, an incredible restaurant called Jeremy's on the ...

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British author Glen Duncan said “Coffee justifies the existence of the word aroma.” And it was the fragrant, aromatic scent of coffee beans roasting that lured me to this coffee roaster’s.....

“We are the trailblazers,” said George with a twinkle in his eye. “The naysayers said grapes would not grow well in this region. Well, they did and they do. We’re doing something here that’s never been done before.Beach House Winery is the first vineyard-winery in the city of Oceanside since Prohibition.”....

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, but it can be a tsunami of disheartening toxins and carcinogens. With the new year upon us, it’s the perfect time to consider not only eating healthier, but also eliminating unhealthy substances from the kitchen and restocking it with safer, environmentally .....

With plenty of sunshine and a year-round growing season, it's not hard to imagine that San Diego has plenty of farmers markets to choose from when looking for the freshest produce possible. In fact, the region has more than 6,500 farms throughout ...

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